Moments That Shook Music: Kurt Cobain

Program Overview

1 x 60 min


Touchdown Films


BBC Two (UK) and BBC iPlayer

International Sales

April 8, 1994—Seattle. Just as Nirvana was hitting its stride as one of the biggest bands on the planet, Kurt Cobain, their lead singer, was found dead and the world was desperate to know why. 

Moments That Shook Music: Kurt Cobain examines this devastating event first-hand and allows viewers to experience the fateful day from a perspective like never before—as it happened. It’s an immersive documentary told exclusively through dramatic, rare, and unseen archival footage, including raw material from news crews, a revealing interview with Cobain himself just weeks before his death, statements from police at the scene and from the man who discovered the body, along with amateur video from Nirvana fans who captured the visceral shock and Courtney Love’s raw public statement. Witness the day the voice of a generation fell silent.